Hybrid cable designs combine various functions within a single cable: Power supply, signal provision, data communication and eventually even media, like air, process gases, and water. Hybrid cables are the actual “real” special cables as each product is usually used by only one customer or resp. for one application.
This category of cables comprises mostly of probe cables for Medical Devices. The usual demand: the smallest diameter possible, high flexibility and reliability and, at the same time, aesthetically pleasing in design.
By combining the different functionalities – specifically the supply of sensitive data communication – a reciprocal shielding is of high importance. The EMI issue (electromagnetic interference) plays a key role in the development of such cables.